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Mud therapy or hyaluronic acid injections: which is better for knee osteoarthritis?

Mud therapy or hyaluronic acid injections: which is better for knee osteoarthritis?

Not familiar: I am not familiar with mud therapy so i really could not tell you about that. Hyaluronic acid injections are helpful for people with moderate osteoarthritis and give up to 6 months of relief in sucessfull cases. They do not work well in people with severe osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Hyaluronic Acid (Definition)

Hyaluronic acid is a long chain polysaccharide, or sugar type of molecule. It is a naturally occurring substance that is a normal part of our body. It can be injected into the body to fill wrinkles. Our body eventually breaks the material down, so the ...Read more


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Is hyaluronic acid to be used for someone under 30?

Is hyaluronic acid to be used for someone under 30?

Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic Acid helps to trap water and is helpful in moisturizing our skin. Since it is a large molecule, it has limited ability to penetrate the skin in a topical form so typically it is injected into the skin. The injectable forms are the dermal fillers known as Restylane, Belotero Balance and Juvederm. Hylatopic plus is a topical used to treat dry skin. If a person needs HA, it may be used. ...Read more

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Can hyaluronic acid cause allergies?

Unusual: Any medication can cause an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid would be unusual. ...Read more

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Are hyaluronic acid supplements effective?

Probably not: Not man y supplements are efective, and this probably goes for this one as well. Read at www.Theendofillness.Com certainly not to plump any specific areas which are injected with hyaluronic acid, and probably also not for joint conditions. ...Read more

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Can hyaluronic acid pills make lips bigger?

NO: Maybe if you suck on them really hard for a loooong time. No, just kidding, injections my dear, injections, not pills. ...Read more

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Will hyaluronic acid help for severe dry skin?

Will hyaluronic acid help for severe dry skin?

No: Severely dry skin should be analyzed by a doctor . It could be due to a umber of things. Nutrition, malabsorption, disease, etc. Please see your primary care doctor, or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Has hyaluronic acid been proven to cause cancer?

No: Hyaluronic acid is a normal component of human tissue. The production of dietary supplements is however less regulated than pharmaceuticals so impurities can occur. Be careful of where you get your supplements if you choose to use them. ...Read more

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Is hyaluronic acid topically good to reduce wrinkles?

A decent moisturizer: Hyaluronic acid is an acceptable moisturizer but it is unlikely to achieve true rejuvenating effects when applied topically. ...Read more

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Any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

Very rare: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are a type of "visco-supplementation" treatment for knee arthritis. Side effects are exceeding rare, but any injection into the knee joint could introduce an infection or cause an inflammatory reaction to occur. I have used supartz (hyaluronic acid) in my practice for nearly 14 years on a regular basis without any documented side effects. ...Read more

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Does hyaluronic acid supplements really work for anti-aging?

Does hyaluronic acid supplements really work for anti-aging?

No.: The only maneuver shown to delay aging is caloric restriction. You may wish to consult the following site for more information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/calorie_restriction. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hyaluronic acid and cortisone injections?

Big differences: Cortisone injections are performed to decrease joint inflammation. Injections with hyaluronic acid derivatives have a number of known and some unexplained actions on the joint. The hyaluronic acid derivatives increase lubrication, and change how the lining of the knee functions. Cortisone is usually one injection, hyaluronic acid is 3 or more injections. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

Supartz (hyaluronic acid): Yes sometimes you can get an inflammatory reaction from the injection with some swelling and pain. This will usually resolve. Also if you have an allergy to eggs, supartz (hyaluronic acid) may be a problem. ...Read more

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What is it like to have pain relief from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

What is it like to have pain relief from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

Takes 4-8 weeks: It can take up to 2 months before definitive relief is o brained with these types of injections. If you do receive relief it can last up to 1 year. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

Please tell me if there are any side effects from supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections?

Basically no: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections are very safe. Rarely a patient may have an allergic reaction. Most common problem is a local reaction to the Supartz (hyaluronic acid) in the knee that can last 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Are botox or hyaluronic acid injections not recommended for someone on antidepressants?

Are botox or hyaluronic acid injections not recommended for someone on antidepressants?

Unrelated: Injectable therapy should not have any physiologic effect on antidepressant medication. The two can be used simultaneously in a safe fashion. ...Read more

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Is hyaluronic acid bad for males?

Is hyaluronic acid bad for males?

Yes: Hyaluronic acid is a component of the skin and can be used in anyone male or female. When administered properly, it is perfectly safe. It is an fda approved product. ...Read more

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Is hyaluronic acid bad for males or boys?

How bad can it be...: ...If our joints are full of it? Whether it is an effective dietary supplement remains to be seen. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more